TIP 107 – Naif

Ian’s first exposure to dance music was back in the early 90s when he used to listen to Carl Cox mix tapes and occasionally manage to bypass the door staff at Cream to see some outstanding artists. Attending clubs like Cream and later nights like Circus and Sankeys, provided Ian with an opportunity to connect with something he loved. Thanks to nights like this he spent many of his hard earned pennies at record shops such as 3 Beat and Eastern Bloc Records. Early influences for Ian included the likes of Halo and Hipp-E, Onionz and of course the likes of Sasha, Digweed, Dave Seamen and Nick Warren. Since the early days Ian has gone on to be involved in many nights across the UK including Tribal Sessions, Kai Zen and Alter Ego. Ian has featured as Gemma Furbank’s Dexposure DJ on Manchester Global Radio, he has also featured on NIkki Flame’s Hotwired Radio Show and Ian has completed two podcasts for Exposure UK.

Ian has recently been recruited to join the This Is Progressive team as a Global A&R Manager. This really is a dream role for Ian and he feels so lucky to be part of such a likeminded team. Listening to new music by some incredible artists really is a pleasure and This Is Progressive really do have some great acts to share with you over the coming months.

In regards to style of music Ian really does play across all genres and really does not want to be pigeonholed as a DJ that plays a specific style. He sets span from anything from breakbeat to dubstep to techno and progressive house. If he was to agree on any style it would simply be electronic music. His influences at present include James Zabiela, Max Cooper, Sasha, John Digweed, Mauro Norti, Flying Point and Synthetic Epiphany. Basically anything with a great melody and makes you want to move.

If you have visited this page, Ian would like to thank you for your time and he hopes you enjoyed the music that is available.


01 Tero Civill – Rescue Me (Almost Ambient Mix)
02 Kaito – Will To Live
03 Kaito – Inner Space
04 Those Beats – Highrise
05 Mauro Norti & Travis MacDonald – Spectra feat Ashley Benjamin (Matias Chilano Remix)
06 GMJ – Recoil
07 Ambrela – Gravitation
08 Jonatan Ramonda – New Sunrise
09 Dan Baber – Immersion
10 Mariano Favre – Circular Speeding
11 Guy Mantzur – How Long Is Now
12 Rob Hes & Steve Slight – Focusing (Steve Parry Remix)
13 Alessandro_Diga – Verzonken In Gedachten (Paul Hazendonk & Noraj Cue Remix)
14 Tilt & Ben Shaw – Sly One (Andre Sobota Remix)
15 Dousk – Destroit
16 ESpectro – Spiral
17 Ricky_Ryan – Mess Monster (Barry Jamieson Mix)
18 Reflection Soul – Hybrid
19 Reflection Soul – Iridescent
20 The Natural – Sweet Music Box
21 Jamie Stevens – Dandelion
22 Fran Von Vie & Cio May – High Monsters (Uner Remix)
23 DNYO – Grain Phaser (Marc Marzenit Remix)
24 Felix Cage feat. Lazarusman – I Am The Night (Bouberg Wilson Remix)
25 Matador IE – Zoles
26 Joseph Capriati – Always and Forever
27 Electric Rescue & Maxime Dangles – Dubbu
28 Boris Brejcha – Be FLAME
29 Landscape Gardeners – Morpheme
30 Max Cooper & Tom Hodge – Von Der Klippe Fallen